Implement green infrastructure programs that specify design and performance standards that treat the Right of Way as both a mobility and green infrastructure asset.
Leverage the success of ‘the Loop’ to build a city-wide network of urban trails that link together neighborhoods with transportation hubs and economic centers. This network would be built upon trails, green space, and green infrastructure that also serve as critical mobility assets that connect neighborhoods to places of employment without the need for single occupied vehicles. The network also doubles as a mechanism to address water quality and storage, heat island mitigation, and lack of open space and parks.
The ‘Drainage Design Manual (2019)’ and the ‘Complete Streets Design Manual (2013)’ provide design guidelines. The City will implement ROW upgrades through the long-term Capital Improvement Plan incorporating these guidelines.